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Al Alvarez commented about Loew's State Theatre on Oct 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm

David, here is a snipet from Variety regarding the re-opening for “SOME LIKE IT HOT” earlier that year.

I don’t have the whole article but it might give you some ideas.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25725093@N07/6234888799/sizes/l/in/photostream/

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Al Alvarez commented about 44th Street Theatre on Sep 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

This showed mostly movies from 1913 to 1924. It was the premiere road show house for RAMONA (1916), JOAN THE WOMAN (1916), HEARTS OF THE WORLD (1918), WAY DOWN EAST (1920), MONTE CRISTO (1921), SCARAMOUCHE (1923), AMERICA (1924), ALIBI (1929), and SONG O MY HEART (1930), all showing for long runs before that MAEDCHEN move-over.

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Al Alvarez commented about Village Triple on Sep 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The Village:

http://www.floridamemory.com/solr-search/results/?q=chris+mcguire

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Al Alvarez commented about Turnpike Drive-In on Sep 15, 2011 at 5:44 pm

This apparently closed as a Twin, sometimes showing regular films on one screen and porn on the other.

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Al Alvarez commented about Surf Theatre on Sep 15, 2011 at 9:17 am

Mark, that is a re-opening ad. Seasonal operation was common then, although re-opening on the day Pearl Harbor was bombed was indeed unfortunate.

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Al Alvarez commented about AMC Sunrise 8 on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

AKA, Sunrise at Pine Plaza.

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Al Alvarez commented about Sunny Isles Twin on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Twin one was “Driftwood”. Twin two was “Aquamarine”.

The lovely Mary Colehower, I think, closed it.

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Al Alvarez commented about Seminole Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Does anyone know if the Premier was part of the Seminole building or a separate structure altogether?

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Al Alvarez commented about Royal Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 6:57 pm

The Royal opened in 1941 and closed in 1957.

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Al Alvarez commented about Regent Theatre on Sep 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The Regent operated from 1926 to 1960.

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Al Alvarez commented about Pembroke Pines Cinema on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:36 am

This operated from 1989 to 2000.

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Al Alvarez commented about Paramount Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

It closed In August 1964 with “The Carpetbaggers”. It then re-opened for three weeks in May 1965 when it showed the Electrovision “Harlow”, “operation Snafu” and “Black Spurs” each for one week, then closed again. It opened “Thunderball” in December of 1965 and closed for good in February 1966.

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Al Alvarez commented about Broward Stage Door Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 8:46 am

This opened in 1977.

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Al Alvarez commented about Broward Stage Door Theatre on Sep 12, 2011 at 8:25 am

The Holiday Springs was a triplex by 1985.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7aAmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xgEGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2888%2C3898170

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Al Alvarez commented about Mall Theatres 1 & 2 on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm

AKA, Diplomat Mall 1 & 2.

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Al Alvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

By the way, the manager of the Coral got the last laugh on the idiotic Miami Herald policy. On opening day of “Clockwork” he got Warner Bros. and a local record store to co-op a full page ad for the soundtrack album in the entertainment section.

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Al Alvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Actually he pulled it due to the Miami Herald’s advertising policy of one column by two inch ads for all x-rated product. He later recanted and the film did open.

He pulled the film from the UK, where he was living at the time, for fear of violence and it was released to cinemas there after his death in 1999.

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Al Alvarez commented about Hollywood Cinema on Sep 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

The Ritz was a separate location opened in 1937 and closed around 1953. There was also an Arcade theatre operating somewhere in Hollywood from 1937 to 1959.

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Al Alvarez commented about Bay Harbor 4 Theatres on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

The exclusive engagement of “The Lion In Winter” was at the Byron, not here as the intro states.

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Al Alvarez commented about Gala Cinemas on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:27 am

The Bird Road theatre operating in 1981 was at 6833 Bird Road.

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Al Alvarez commented about 27th Avenue Drive-In on Sep 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

Not exactly the ideal way to make the front page.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9dQmAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qwIGAAAAIBAJ&pg=2214%2C9846

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Al Alvarez commented about Flamingo Theatre on Sep 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

The last article has a critical error. The Sheridan was never a Brandt house.

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Al Alvarez commented about Dadeland Triplex on Sep 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Those “Carnal Knowledge” ads carried a Wometco warning about the language so the film didn’t meet with the stupidity that tried to shut down “Woodstock” and “Last Tango in Paris” at the Coral.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZLIlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C_QFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6409%2C654140

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Al Alvarez commented about Coconut Grove Playhouse on Sep 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

A NEWS Theatre in Coconut Grove and the Grove overlap from 1941 to 1945, so they must have been different theatres. I assume the News was a newsreel theatre during this period.

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Al Alvarez commented about Coral Theatre on Sep 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm

It was definitely demolished, Ed.

Link to ads: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=p5IlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=N_MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=3963%2C2263975